July 13, 2013 / 1:10 AM / 5 years ago

FACTBOX-Who operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

July 13 (Reuters) - A parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner owned by
Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at London Heathrow airport on
Friday, sparking an investigation just 11 weeks after regulators
ended a worldwide grounding of the same type of aircraft.
 
    The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, but images
showed the damage in a different part of the aircraft from bays
where burning batteries had triggered the four-month grounding.
    Other operators said they would continue flying the 787, the
world's first passenger jet built mainly from carbon-composites.
    Boeing has delivered 68 Dreamliners to 13 airlines.
    In total, it has sold 930 of the lightweight carbon-plastic
jets, which have an average list price around $250 million.
    Orders include 519 of the 210-250-seat 787-8 model, which
entered service in 2011 and is so far the only type flying.
    A larger 250-290-seat version, the 787-9 Dreamliner, is
expected to make its maiden flight later this year.
    Last month, Boeing launched a 323-seat version known as the
787-10 with 80 new orders. It will enter service in 2018-19.
    European rival Airbus has begun flight trials of a
competing carbon-composite jet, the A350.
    Following are the airlines that have taken deliveries of the
787.
    
         Customer Name               Deliveries
 Air India                                7
 All Nippon Airways                      20
 British Airways*                         2
 China Southern Airlines                  2
 Ethiopian Airlines                       4
 Hainan Airlines*                         1
 Norwegian (via lessor ILFC)*             1
 Japan Airlines                           9
 LAN Airlines                             3
 LOT Polish Airlines                      4
 Qatar Airways                            6
 TUI Travel PLC                           3
 United Air Lines                         6
                                                    
                    787-8 Total          68
                                          
                                 
 * BA due to start 787 service in Sept; Norwegian Air due to
start operations in July. Hainan took delivery July 7.
    

 (Compiled by Alwyn Scott, Tim Hepher)
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